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December 01, 2007

Paris, je t'aime - 5

This film is unusual. It is comprised of 18 short films of about 5 minutes each. Similar to Coffee and Cigarettes it is a series of short segments that has some loose connections. Each segment has it's own unique director and actors (it's a long list of well known names- Coen Brothers, Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, etc). Each of these short films takes up the theme of trying to give the audience a glimpse of the city and ethos of Paris. The stories are diverse and the connections and meanings, in true postmodern fashion, are mostly left to the audience. While a few of the stories are about falling in love, some explore darker themes, like death and drug abuse. It is an interesting experiment in film-making.

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